"Alhambra" of Brandenburg, Germany

19 April 2022

haascookzemmrich STUDIO2050 participated in the "Alhambra" workshop near Neblin in Brandenburg to develop a feasibility study of a noise barrier and a rest area made of rammed earth.

In the vicinity of the village of Nebelin, the A14 motorway is to run through the Elbe river landscape biosphere reserve in Brandenburg. Based on the concerns of the local people associated with the motorway construction, the Center for Periphery took the situation as an opportunity to initiate an idea development process to use the potential of the region, to preserve its special beauty and quality of life and in this way a future-oriented and economically to initiate relevant development: the development of an effective and at the same time natural, innovative solution in several respects, a clay noise barrier made from excavated soil.

The video of the workshop at: https://zentrum-fuer-peripherie.org/startseite-tes...

On May 3rd and 4th, 2022, the project will be presented at the Baukultur Convention of the Federal Foundation of Baukultur in Potsdam (https://www.bundesstiftung-baukultur.de/veranstalt...).

Until April 1st, the exhibition "On the way to Brandenburg's Alhambra" could be seen in the foyer of the representation of the state of Brandenburg to the federal government in Berlin (https://landesvertretung-brandenburg.de/pilotproje...).

Project partners

MSc Anika Kristin Gathof, Institute of Ecology, TU Berlin (habitat wild bees)

dr Dieter Günnewig, Bosch & Partner GmbH (evaluation as an ecological compensation measure)

Christian Hansel, Lovis UG loam building (weller loam building)

Prof. Arch. DPLG CEAA Heiner Lippe, TH Lübeck (tests and analyses)

Dr.-Ing. Jan Mittelstädt, Knippers Helbig GmbH (structural engineering and statics)

Martin Rauch, Lehm Ton Erde Baukunst GmbH, Mag. (rammed earth construction)

Ute Reeh, Center for Periphery (Process and Form)

Federal Highway Research Institute, Department of Environmental Protection (scientific support)

Federal Foundation of Baukultur, Chairman of the Board Reiner Nagel (Baukultur aspect)

Elbe River Landscape Biosphere Reserve, Dr. Heike Ellner (consulting and monitoring)

Matthias Behrendt, mayor of Nebelin

Christian Gadow, head of the Karstädt building authority

The feasibility study was funded by the German Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU) and the Environment and Economics Ministries in Brandenburg.

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